Calendar to Benefit Tulsa’s St. Joseph Monastery

SLEDDING FUN: Nuns from the St. Joseph Monetary enjoy an afternoon sledding in the snow, a photo included in the calendar “Divine Days.???

Photo by RALPH COLE


The Benedictine Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery have produced a 2008 calendar entitled “Divine Days.” The calendar provides a glimpse into the daily lives of these sisters, helping the public learn more about the monastery and the monastic way of life.

“Divine Days” features photos of whimsical and everyday moments of the sisters taken by photographer Ralph Cole. Photos range from Frisbee golf at River Parks to fireworks at Monte Cassino School to an afternoon in the snow.

“This was a wonderful experience for us,” says Sister Christine Ereiser, prioress of St. Joseph Monastery. “So many people came together to make this happen and because of their generosity, this calendar is everything we hoped it would be. We hope the light-hearted images will not only make people’s day, but also help remind Tulsans that the St. Joseph community is here serving and ministering through Monte Cassino School and several other ministries.”

“Divine Days” is $15 and is available online at www.stjosephmonastery.org as well as at various Tulsa retailers.
“Divine Days” also will be sold at Monte Cassino’s Octoberfest on Oct. 14. Calendars purchased online will have a $5 shipping and handling fee. All proceeds from “Divine Days” will benefit St. Joseph Monastery.

For those interested in meeting some of the nuns featured in “Divine Days,” a calendar signings is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at Steve’s Sundry Book Store, 2612 S. Harvard, from 1-3 p.m.

The following individuals and organizations made “Divine Days” possible: Ralph Cole of Ralph Cole Photography, graphic artist Debra Watson, Stu Stevens at Xpedx Paper, Saint Francis Health System, Rick Rodgers at Resource One, Comm-Arts, Inc., P.F. Chang’s, The Melting Pot, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Talmadge Powell, Krispy Kreme and Jon Jarboe.

St. Joseph Monastery, adjacent to its corporate ministry Monte Cassino School on the corner of 21st and Lewis Avenue, is in the process of completing the Cornerstone project, a master plan to restore and refurbish the monastery and grounds. Monte Cassino School has been owned and operated by Saint Joseph Monastery for more than 80 years. Its students range in grades from preschool through eighth grade.

In addition to operating Monte Cassino School, the Sisters of St. Joseph Monastery work in pastoral ministry in local parishes as well as ministries to the poor and underprivileged. The sisters are also involved in a number of other ministries: administrative work at St. Gregory’s University, religious education, a prayer ministry and hospitality.

Updated 11-07-2007

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